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El Manantial

1575 36th St., Tucson, AZ - (520) 429-4248
One of the great sources for "hot dog estilo Sonora" -- the Sonoran hot dog -- El Manantial is a deluxe food truck that provides picnic-table seating with shade from the sun.
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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Sonoran Hot Dog
Guero Pepper

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"El Manantial is a mobile restaurant and, like the more permanent places that sell Sonoran hot dogs, it actually is two separate kitchens: one where tacos, burros, caramelos, tortas and quesadillas are made, another dedicated strictly to hot dogs. The former is a truck, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1575 36th St., Tucson, AZ
(520) 429-4248

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
All Sonoran hot dogs are served with roasted guero peppers on the side. El Manantial dolls its up by encasing it in bacon. As it roasts, the bacon's salty-sweet luxury permeates the firm walls of the hot pepper, creating dramatic animal-vegetable synergy.
"All Sonoran hot dogs are served with roasted guero peppers on the side. El Manantial dolls its up by encasing it in bacon. As it roasts, the bacon's salty-sweet luxury permeates the firm walls of the hot pepper, creating dramatic animal-vegetable synergy."
Michael Stern





The one-two punch of bacon and blonde pepper is deliciously softened by a small lode of molten cheese stuffed inside the pod.
"The one-two punch of bacon and blonde pepper is deliciously softened by a small lode of molten cheese stuffed inside the pod."
Michael Stern


A beautiful 'hot dog estilo Sonora' comes in a flimsy paper boat; but that big bun has enough capacity to keep all the myriad ingredients in their place.
"A beautiful 'hot dog estilo Sonora' comes in a flimsy paper boat; but that big bun has enough capacity to keep all the myriad ingredients in their place."
Michael Stern


A canopy is provided over some of El Manantial's picnic tables to shade diners from the sun.
"A canopy is provided over some of El Manantial's picnic tables to shade diners from the sun."
Michael Stern


Nearly every Sonoran hot dog is made in a small cart or trailer dedicated strictly to hot-dog-making.
"Nearly every Sonoran hot dog is made in a small cart or trailer dedicated strictly to hot-dog-making."
Michael Stern



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